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DLC 7 pro

I can't detach my bowl and blade from the base unit.  I've tried wiggling it back and forth and it doesn't want to detach.  I've tried locking it and unlocking it and it still will not detach.  Maybe a mechanism is broken?  I don't know what to do.  I hope it is not completely broken because I just love the food processor.  thanks.

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    Please help.  I have been trying for days to separate the bowl from the processor




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  • Chaffeys Apr 15, 2008

    same problem with an 'inherited' Cuisinart DLC-10E, Bowl is locked on but cannot figure out how to release it?

  • brecky3 May 11, 2008

    I just got a new replacement work bowl for my Cuisinart DLC-8 Plus food processor, I had a
    difficult time getting it to lock on, now can't get it off. I'm afraid
    to break something. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    I have the same problem of the blade getting stuck on the shaft. I called Cuisinart and they said they had never heard of the problem. We finally used pliers to pull it off but it stuck on again the next time I used it. Lou.

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Removing a Cuisinart Food Processor Work Bowl
You have to remove the pusher first by twisting it off. Then press the sides of the pusher sleeve inward and slide the sleeve up and out of place. Then twist off the lid - all twisting on these food processors works either clockwise or counterlcokwise - not both. Then twist the work bowl to the left (clockwise). Voila!

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